316 x 305
Band slots (CFM) on Clublog x LoTW
2306 x 2226

Sunday, 29 January 2012

UFF - Pictairn VP6T - sorted !

It wasn`t easy. Very hard job to reach DX-Pedition like that one in SSB. But finally done! Last missing band / emission sorted. QSO on 28Mhz SSB gave me 8`th band with Pitcairn and SSB mode as well. Best signal today on 10m by the way. On the video recorded shortly after my call EI9FBB Dave is logged as well! Pitcairn - job done! Thanks!

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Malpelo and Pitcairn ... what next ?

HK0NA - Malpelo - next target .... RTTY on any band
(2 weeks left)

VP6T - next target - if .... 10m and SSB 
(few days left)

To be honest I didn`t expect so many band slots with VP6T!

VP6T update

Great DX-Pedition! Worked on 7 bands already. (Last missing band 10m) Yesterday on 17mCW and today on 40mCWI I had to wake up early (5.30 AM local) to work them and it was worth it! Nigel at the key ;) He is great CW operator. For 1`st time I`ve decided to donate The Team. For great thrill!

Friday, 27 January 2012

TU2T Ivory Coast

Ivory Coast , QSL card (direct) in my BOX today. Nice one. Many thanks!

Thursday, 26 January 2012

Crazy day on the bands!

It was crazy day on the radio today. I had some spare time and ...

1) HK0NA -Malpelo last band completed 30mCW
2) TN2T - Republic of Congo - New One on HF worked on 
17mCW / 10mSSB / 15mCW / 12mCW
(it was harder than VP6T Pictairn!)
3) VP6T - Pitcairn great opening on 20mCW ! and Nigel (G3TXF) at the key on 15mCW!
4) 4U1WRC - United Nations Geneva - on 80m - new DXCC on 80m

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Top of Operators Activity Contest 2011

Nice certificate in my box today ... Top of Operators Activity Contest and EI9KC 1`st in EI on 80m. First and only one probably hi hi ;) TAC Contest 2011. 

P.S. Last minute info HK0NA worked on 20mCW and 17mSSB ... last missing band 30m! 160m (no hope)

Tuesday, 24 January 2012


Nice QSL "Today in my BOX" ... ZL3IO Holger from New Zealand. QSL for 80mCW my 1`st BIG Time DX on 3.5Mhz. QSO to remember!

Monday, 23 January 2012

News of the day.

1. Another FB QSO with VP6T , this time on 12mCW. Signal was very weak but I did it. I was trying on 15mCW as well but no luck. QSB

2. HK0NA this time 15mSSB. Easy but the same. Signal very weak in my location.

3. PJ4C with new RTTY record by DX pedition! Congratulation Folks! And many thanks for good fun with all QSOs. 18 my QSO in ClubLog at the moment I hope they will find 2 missing ones. I have 20 band slots worked (12m/30m RTTY are missing)

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Early Sunday HF happenings

A lot must say! It was worth to wake up at 6:00 AM Sunday morning to do some DX.

1.) VP6T Fantastic BRAND NEW ONE! Pitcairn Island worked on 80mCW!
2.) PJ4C last missing band completed! 40mCW
3.) HK0NA worked on 80mCW!
4.) HK0NA on 40mSSB
5.)VP6T on 30m

UFF. What a day!

Saturday, 21 January 2012

EI9KC spotted in ZL with 20W on JT65

I have good fun now playing DIGI modes on the HF radio. Mostly PSK31 and JT65 QSOs. On JT65 is a interesting story because every active station is working like reverse beacon as well. Today when I was calling CQ on JT65 on 20m with just 20W I was spotted in New Zealand more than 18000 km !!! :)

Thursday, 19 January 2012

EI9KC on JT65 and other DIGI MODEs

This is my first DX QSO in JT65 mode with VE9DX from Canada! With just 20W on 80m. (4189km)  Many thanks to EI/SP9UUC Michal who helped me with system configuration. Now I am active in almost all DIGI modes on HF! Several QSO made today in JT65 and PSK31. See you there perhaps! Any SKED Welcome!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Fine Italian job! El Salvador!

Luca IW2CXJ is active now holidays style from EL Salvador. He is using home call-sign. And today I had QSO with him on 21Mhz. Nice one. New country for me on 15m. Luca is rapid QSLer! Very fast confirmation on eQSL and LoTW as well. Ciao Luca! Good Man Yourself!

Top in Ireland on Top Band CQWW 160m 2011

Nice surprise in my box. Award for 1`st place in Ireland during CQ WW 160m DX Contest in Low Power CW Assisted category in 2011. I would like to participate in this contest this year as well to get some new DXCC perhaps and good fun for sure! Low Band is a challenge for me. At the moment 48 countries worked and 32 confirmed. I don`t know if my new antenna for 160 will be ready for contest ... We`ll see.

Monday, 16 January 2012

200 DXCC Mixed confirmed on LoTW

SV5DKL Efstathios from Dedecanese gave me country number 200 confirmed on LoTW in Mixed category! Many thanks!

QSO with remote station

Last week when I had my first QSO with VK on 7Mhz early in the morning local time Dan WA6URY gave me a call. We had short but nice CW QSO on 40m. It was probably my first California on 40m :) Today in my box his QSL to confirm our QSO and there is an information on it that DAN was calling me from .... Japan via remote control station located in Los Angeles County in USA. Wow it must be amazing experience to this kind of remote contacts. Dan thanks for QSO/QSL it was pleasure for me. QSO to remember!

Malpelo Island

Great Most Wanted DX worked today on two bands! HK0NA official start next few days but some members of the team are on Malpelo already and they are building antenna system there and base camp for all operators. And during their spare time are active on the bands. Today in just 5 minutes Malpelo logged for first time ever on 28Mhz and 24Mhz both contacts SSB.

Sunday, 8 January 2012

First VK on 40m

VK3EGN Tino was my 1`st station on 30m last year on 6`th Jan 2011 and the same operator logged in my logbook one year after our 1`st QSO but this time on 7Mhz. My first QSO with VK on 40m.

Thursday, 5 January 2012


Isla de Pasqua / Easter Island / Rapa Nui / Wyspa Wielkanocna
Fantastic New One in my Box today! One of my best QSOs! Easter Island confirmed on 10/12m. Thanks Joe LA5UF. 

Learning CW in progress ...

This is my QSO with Vic SM7ZDI from Sweden on 80m CW. I`m trying to practice CW almost every day. Wonderful way of communication. My favorite mode so far. I`m operating now mostly on CW. Mistakes can happen but real QSO for me is a best way ti learn morse code melody.

P.S. Latest DX worked on 80m - V5.DK1CE - Namibia!

Monday, 2 January 2012

80m Counties Contest, January 2012

Once again I was active during 80m IRTS winter contest. Last year 60 QSO (SSB only), this year 85 (SSB.CW). Not too bad but less irish counties worked than in 2011. This time 24 counties worked. Missing ones: Kerry , Sligo , Tipperary , Carlow , Offaly , Laois, Tyrone, Cavan. Good fun anyway.